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Omidyar Network, All Africa
Magdi is an Investment Partner with Omidyar Network (ON) in Washington, DC, where he focuses on global strategy and early-stage investment in Digital Identity. ON’s vision is for a world in which everyone has access to Good Identity that empowers and protects individuals’ rights to privacy, security, and control in the digital world.
Before joining Omidyar Network, Magdi served for nearly two decades with the World Bank Group (WBG). Most recently, he managed corporate strategy at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the WBG. In this role, he supported senior management on policies aimed at putting the private sector at the center of development solutions, including IFC’s new long-term strategy, technology strategy, and helped to establish IFC’s Economic Advisory Board. Previous roles at IFC included Head of Country Engagement, Principal Economist for the EVP and CEO, Manager of Investment Climate Advisory in MENA. Before his tenure at IFC, Magdi led World Bank private sector development programs in Southeast Asia, Africa, and MENA, and worked in turnaround management consulting.
Magdi received an A.B. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).